RE: [borderpoint] ITVA
- This has been discussed quite a bit on both BorderPoint and BoundaryPoint. Rather than repeat what has said previously I'll just mention that the discussions can be located from:andCheersHugh
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of David Kendall
Sent: April 18, 2008 7:58 AM
Subject: [borderpoint] ITVA
I was browsing the world map option at Microsoft Live (http://maps. live.com)
and I noticed something odd, namely the area around Castel Gandolfo (the
pope's summer residence) is marked with an international border (the area is
too tiny to have the country name on it, even at maximum zoom, but I'm
assuming it's part of Vatican City), the area of it is almost as big as the
main territory of Vatican City (only more elongated)!
Is this in fact Vatican land? Is there in actuality an international border
around it like this map shows? (This is the first map I've seen that shows
a border there) Could this be considered a "Vatican exclave" if so? Why I
have not seen this on other maps?
(Apologies that I couldn't provide a more exact link to this area in terms
of a URL zoomed in to the spot, but there doesn't seem to be a way to save
that from what I could tell. The area in question is about 20km SE of
the "main" Vatican territory (ie St. Peter's Square et. al.), you may notice
the border when you start zooming in on the area (which is what attracted my
attention in the first place))
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